Tomorrow Japanese fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see former 2-time world title challenger Ryo Akaho (26-2-2, 18) [赤穂 亮] will return to the ring for the first time since losing in a WBO Bantamweight world title fight to Pungluang Sor Singyu last August.
Originally Akaho's was supposed to return back in December, though pulled out of the bout on the day of the weigh in due to issues with making weight and serious dehydration. Rather than cancelling the bout all together the contest was remade and tomorrow Akaho will be facing Toyoto Shiraishi (25-9-3, 12) [白石 豊土], with Shiraishi likely to be entering the ring with a point to prove.
Today, on the scales, both men made the weight, and understandably Akaho looked significantly better than he had been at the previous weigh in, where he had looked genuine ill and had come with a doctors note advising the JBC of his health issues.
Ryo Akaho withdraws from rematch with Toyoto Shiraishi
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